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The Air Squat

ByCrossFitJanuary 12, 2019

The squat is a beautiful, natural movement. It demands midline stabilization, posterior-chain engagement and core-to-extremity movement, and it can be used to move your body weight or very large loads held in a variety of positions. At one end of the spectrum, the squat is an essential component of weightlifting and powerlifting, and at the other end, the squat is essential to getting off a toilet seat. Regardless of what the problem is, the answer is to squat.

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January 15th, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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I have a pain on the interior portion of my right knee when I try to squat below the knee hinge. Any ideas on building that up so that I can squat fully?

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Adam Coleman
January 16th, 2019 at 9:27 pm

I had similar problems awhile back. I did alot of work with bands. Clamshells. Lateral shuffle. Banded squats (slow squat, concentrate on pushing the knees out). Worked pretty well for me, but I'm not PT or other expert by any means.

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Brady Scanlan
January 17th, 2019 at 12:41 pm

I would definitely see your doctor about it. No sense making a bad problem worse. I'm guessing he will recommend seeing a physiotherapist. Mine did amazing things for my shoulder.

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